Episodes

Health Equity COVID-19 STD STI Women, Infant, And Family Health TechXpo STD Awareness Week

157: Health Equity Report Card

April 14, 2022

Dr. Leandris Liburd, the CDC’s Chief Health Equity Officer, talks about her job and the work underway to improve health equity in the U.S.; ASTHO has a new blog article reporting an increase in several categories of STDs acr…

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156: STD Awareness

April 13, 2022

Jessica Baggett, ASTHO’s Director of COVID-19 Response, explains the strategies included in ASTHO’s new COVID-19 management plan; Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, says COVI…

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155: Defining Health – Public Health Week

April 12, 2022

Nathaniel Counts with the non-profit Mental HeaIth America explains the effort to redefine health to include a consideration of mental wellness, as we conclude our seven-part series of conversations with public health leader…

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154: Climate Health – Public Health Week

April 11, 2022

Dr. John Balbus, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, explains the connection between weather and population health as part of our celebration of National Public Health Week; ASTHO’s Caroline Brazeel says w…

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153: Equity Gap – Public Health Week

April 8, 2022

Joan Adam, South Dakota’s Secretary of Health, discusses the health equity gap as part of our recognition of National Public Health Week; Dr. Jose Montero, Director of the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Sup…

Emergency Preparedness Health Equity Social And Behavioral Health Access To Care TechXpo Maternal And Infant Health

152: Health as a Human Right – Public Health Week

April 7, 2022

Dr. Denise Johnson, Pennsylvania’s Physician General, tells us why health is a human right, as we continue our examination of the themes for this year’s National Public Health Week; Kay Matthews, founder and executive direct…

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151: Collaboration – Public Health Week

April 6, 2022

Dr. Joseph Kanter, Louisiana’s State Health Officer, explains the importance of collaboration and resilience in public health; ASTHO considers two states with children’s cabinets in a new blog article now online; and CDC Dir…

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150: Workforce - Public Health Week

April 5, 2022

Dr. Laura Parajon, New Mexico’s Deputy Secretary of Health, reacts to the findings of the new PH WINS survey and tells us how we can begin to support and rebuild frontline teams; Dr. Jose Montero, Director of the Center for …

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149: Health Equity - Public Health Week

April 4, 2022

Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, says health equity impacts every public health consideration; the 2022 Preparedness Summit begins in Atlanta; data collection for the 2022 A…

COVID-19 Public Health Workers Public Health Workforce Healthy Aging TechXpo

148: Public Health Under Attack

April 1, 2022

Dr. Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, says the results of a national survey of public health workers indicate a workforce under attack; Morning Edition shares plans to cover National Public Health Week star…

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147: The Looming Medicaid Purge

March 31, 2022

Caroline Brazeel, ASTHO’s Senior Director for Population Health and Innovation, explains how states and territories are preparing for the moment when millions of children could lose health care coverage as early as this summ…

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146: Boosting Vaccine Uptake

March 30, 2022

ASTHO and the de Beaumont Foundation release early results of a new survey of America’s public health workforce; ASTHO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marcus Plescia says there are steps public health departments can take to addre…

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145: New Youth Tobacco Use Survey

March 29, 2022

Dr. Andrea Gentzke, a health scientist in the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, reviews the findings of the latest National Youth Tobacco Survey; Jack Niedenthal, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Republic of …

ASTHO Insight And Inspiration Public Health Workforce Public Health Data Modernization

144: ASTHO Turns 80 Today

March 23, 2022

Dr. Leah Devlin, former ASTHO president and North Carolina state health official, reflects on ASTHO’s support for state and territorial public health leaders and the organization’s 80th anniversary celebrated today; Dr. Jami…

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143: NIH Study on Masking in Schools

March 22, 2022

Dr. Sonia Lee, Acting Branch Chief of the NICHD Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch at the National Institutes of Health, explains the findings of a new study measuring the impact of mask wearing in schools; Dr.…

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142: America’s Alarming Stress Levels

March 21, 2022

Dr. Vaile Wright, Senior Director of Healthcare Innovation for the American Psychological Association, explains a new poll that shows Americans are suffering from alarming levels of stress due to COVID-19, inflation, and war…

141: A Doctor, Bears, and Public Health

March 18, 2022

Robin Matthies, ASTHO’s Director of Social and Behavioral Health, tells you why you don’t want to miss Dr. Bruce Perry at ASTHO’s Insight and Inspiration event next week; Dr. Wayne Cascio, Director of the Center for Public H…

140: COVID-19 Funding Options

March 17, 2022

Carolyn Mullen, ASTHO’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations, says Congress and the Administration are considering all the options to revive an emergency COVID-19 funding proposal pulled from cons…

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139: New Report on Public Health Readiness

March 16, 2022

Dara Lieberman, Director of Government Relations for the Trust for America’s Health, explains the organization’s “Ready or Not 2022” report assessing states’ readiness to protect public health during emergencies; Brian Lente…

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138: New Healthy Aging Toolkit

March 15, 2022

Talyah Sands, ASTHO’s Director of Health Improvement, describes a new toolkit to help public health agencies assess cognitive health needs and promote healthy aging; ASTHO plans two webinars later today to explain its upcomi…

Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Opioid Epidemic Substance Use Disorder

137: Opioids Get Presidential Attention

March 14, 2022

Dr. Cathy Slemp, West Virginia’s former state health officer, reflects on President Biden’s comments about America’s opioid epidemic in his recent State of the Union address; Paul Petersen, Director of Emergency Preparedness…

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136: Grassroots Vaccine Outreach

March 11, 2022

Dr. Anne Marie Murphy, Executive Director of Equal Hope in Chicago, explains the work her team does to reach unvaccinated populations with COVID-19 information and vaccines; Jessica Baggett, ASTHO’s COVID-19 Response Directo…

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135: Women in Public Health

March 10, 2022

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, reflects on International Women’s Day celebrated this week; Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine is part of a panel discussion later toda…

134: Building Vaccine Trust

March 9, 2022

Dr. Anne Marie Murphy, Executive Director of Equal Hope in Chicago, discusses the work her organization is doing as part of the Community COVID Coalition project to increase vaccination rates among some young adult populatio…